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About to depart on his first vacation in years, Edward Wozny, a hotshot young investment banker, is sent to help one of his firm's most important and mysterious clients. His task is to search their library stacks for a precious medieval codex, a treasure kept sealed away for many years and for many reasons. Enlisting the help of passionate medievalist Margaret Napier, Edward is determined to solve the mystery of the codex-to understand its significance to his wealthy clients, and to decipher the seeming parallels between the legend of the codex and an obsessive role-playing computer game that has absorbed him in the dark hours of the night.
The chilling resolution brings together the medieval and the modern aspects of the plot in a twist worthy of earning comparisons to novels by William Gibson and Dan Brown, not to mention those by A. S. Byatt and Umberto Eco. Lev Grossman's Codex is a thriller of the highest order.
Praise For Codex…
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR CODEX
“As surely as his hero, Edward, falls under the spell of a mysterious
manuscript so does the reader fall under the spell of Lev Grossman’s
intricate plot and vivid characters.Codex is a rare treat for readers
—MARGOT L I V E S E Y, a u t h o r o f EVA MOVES THE FURNITURE
“Codex makes the game of writing not just engaging but seductive.
How delightful that Lev Grossman, in a novel about the mysteries of
narrative, has created a page-turner.”
—GLEN DAVID GOLD, a u t h o r o f CARTER BEAT S THE DEVIL
Mariner Books, 9780156028592, 368pp.
Publication Date: May 2, 2005
About the Author
Lev Grossman was born in Massachusetts in 1969 and studied literature at Harvard and Yale. He is a writer and book critic for Time Magazine. He has written feature articles for Salon, Lingua Franca, Entertainment Weekly, Time Out New York and The Village Voice, and was previously the producer of timedigital.com, Time magazine's personal technology website. He lives in Brooklyn.